Travelling in January
January sees excellent travelling conditions throughout Laos, with minimal rainfall across the country and comfortable average temperatures. It can be chilly at night, so pack extra layers.
Travelling in February
February is a great time of year to visit Laos, with dry sunny weather and comfortable temperatures throughout the country. Temperatures can drop at night, particularly in the north, so pack accordingly.
Travelling in March
Dry season is well established by March, and things are starting to heat up, to between 29°C to 32°C. Humidity is at its lowest for the year. If you want to add a beach to your Laos holiday, the southern beaches of Vietnam are beautiful right now.
Travelling in April
April is one of the hottest months of the year in Laos, with temperatures reaching 40°C in the south, and hovering around 30°C in the south. It's the end of the dry season, so rain-showers become more commonplace towards the end of the month.
Travelling in May
May brings the transition from dry season to wet. If the rains aren't falling by the start of the month, they certainly are by the end. Downpours don't last long and are quickly replaced by sunshine, and tourist numbers are down, so it can be a good time to visit Laos.
Travelling in June
The wet season is in full swing, but downpours don't last too long. The countryside is growing green and lush, and waterfalls are impressive once again. The rain tends to be heavier the higher you are. Temperatures are comfortable, and visitor numbers low.
Travelling in July
One of the wettest months of the year in Laos, bringing lush green countryside and powerful waterfalls. You can still expect dry days, but tracks may become impassable in the more remote regions like Phongsali and Muang Sing.
Travelling in August
The rainy season peaks in August. Rain is very likely, and showers are at their heaviest. Travel in remote northern areas can be fairly difficult, with tracks becoming impassable. In the south, waterfalls are at their best, but don't expect blazing sunshine! You'll find this in nearby Vietnam.
Travelling in September
Rainy season has peaked and rainfall is very likely at the start of the month, but towards the end the rains recede, and the sun starts showing its face. Temperatures sit around 26-27°C, but it's still pretty humid, at 80%.
Travelling in October
The dry season is on its way and good weather returns across Laos. It can still be rainy, but with sunshine in between. Temperatures are around 26°C, but cooler as you head north, especially at night and higher up.
Travelling in November
Dry season is well established and the weather is warm and sunny, although the heat is far from uncomfortable - around 26°C in the south, dropping to 17°C in the northern mountain regions. November is an ideal month to go trekking in Laos.
Travelling in December
Warm, dry, sunny days with comfortable temperatures make December a popular month to visit Laos, so expect high visitor numbers and book early to guarantee your first choice of hotel and so forth.